WE ARE OPEN: Visit our COVID-19 Safety Hub to learn about the measures we have put in place
logo of MRS Training & Rescue
Valid for 3 years
City & Guilds
Mobile training
On-site training / mobile
Experienced trainers
CITB grant claimable

Select your course type...

Managing Work in Confined Spaces (with City & Guilds Level 5 accreditation option)

2 day course
820 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from

This managing confined space training course is for those who may be involved in planning, organising and managing working safely in confined spaces. Managers who attend this course may or may not supervise the actual job.

This course covers hazards, controls, use of documents associated with confined space entries, use of environmental monitoring equipment, access equipment and escape breathing apparatus.

An additional day can be booked for delegates to be assessed for a Level 5 City & Guilds certificate.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 


The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states, under section 2, that anyone managing confined space entries, including working and emergency situations, must be able to demonstrate competence in identifying confined spaces, carrying our risk assessments, developing safe systems of work, utilising permits and devising emergency arrangements.

This course covers:

  • What is meant by the terms ‘confined space’ and ‘specified risk’
  • Principle requirements of the Safe Entry into Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • Risk assessment requirements under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations and the associated approved code of practice
  • Basic principles of risk assessment relevant to confined spaces
  • Permits to work – and why and when to utilise them
  • The purpose and benefits of safe systems of work
  • Principle requirements of the ‘Emergency Arrangements’ as required under the Safe Entry into Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • Principle duties of a person responsible for managing entries into confined spaces
  • Preparing relevant paperwork suitable for use in confined spaces

We offer the opportunity for delegates to book an additional third day where they undertake a written test and a peer review of their case study to submit for assessment and verification to achieve a Level 5 City & Guilds certificate.

NB: This higher level management qualification may require additional working (above the course contact hours) on the case study prior to submission.

For more details on this see ‘What certification will I receive’ below. 

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is taught by experienced instructors who are experienced at managing confined spaces - with in depth knowledge on risk assessing work activity and developing safe systems of work.

The majority of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who have been part of emergency operations in the UK and around the world. 

For delegates who are completing the two-day course, the trainer will make an informed decision on the successful completion of the case study and award an MRS Training & Rescue certificate.

If completing the third additional day– which is a City and Guilds Level 5 certification – an extra fee is chargeable.

For City & Guilds certification delegates need to:

  • Pass a written test.
  • Complete a case study which is assessed and independently quality assured (which may need to be completed in their own time after day 2 and submitted on or prior to day 3)
  • Complete a peer assessment on a safe system of work

The completed case study will be assessed and if it reaches the required standard, the candidate will receive a City & Guilds certificate.

However, if it does not, it will be returned to the delegate for further work and the delegate will be given one further opportunity against an agreed timescale to resubmit the case study. If it then meets the standard required, a City & Guilds certificate will be issued.


Certification lasts for 3 years if delegates complete the 2 day course.  

If delegates complete the 3 day City & Guilds course, then certification is for life if continual professional development is maintained, although we recommend delegates attend a 1 day refresher course every 3 years.  

Yes – MRS Training & Rescue is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO), and this course qualifies for the Tier 1 CITB short course duration grant (£30). If you’re already registered with CITB we do all the necessary paperwork for you, so you automatically receive the payment.

Our courses have a maximum of 10 candidates per course. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 10 candidates (1:10):

  • Theory training, case study and review

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

No – this course is classroom based, so no PPE is required.

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

Why is the City & Guilds accreditation so expensive?

The Level 5 C&G accreditation requires a significant amount of time for our trainers to assess and mark the papers.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed. City & Guilds certificates are posted as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

“The Confined Space management course I attended was delivered professionally and the instructor was very experienced. He was able to answer all our questions comprehensively and giving practical examples. I would highly recommend MRS Training & Rescue.” John Wright

“The course was very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and interacted with the delegates very well. I would highly recommend this course to anybody who is wanting to improve their knowledge in managing a confined space.” Dave Hodgkinson

“A very informative and well delivered managing confined space working course. We got exactly what I and the team needed from the course. Would highly recommend.” Dean Jones

Contact your local Training Centre today. Click here »

© MRS TRAINING AND RESCUE. All rights reserved.